the neighbourhood bakeries in my area sell quite a number of these rectangular cakes. you can bring them home and slice 'em yourself! i love mango on my cakes, so i made this mango and fresh cream slices...will demo them during the workshop....hope it gets approved XD
the round cakes are sorta incomplete, i plan to use these to demo to students how to 'cream' and decorate the sides....or, they could also use these as-is, naked sides and all XD
these are as elaborate as i will go for a basic course..... i'm no expert at ADC, so...LOL these are as far as i can go i think! so far i'm quite enjoying using ADC, went to Daiso yesterday to pick up more clay, and other supplies!
this is just -some- of my ADC stash. the grace whipped cream is not from daiso, of course....neither is the grace nor sukerukun. i usually go to either plaza sing or ion branch when i'm in town....sengkang only when i can't find what i want in the first two branches...i was surprised to find the 'normal yellow' and dark blue clays, usually i only see the lemon yellow and pastel coloured range! so happy one lor! ^ ^
there's another really heavy box of ADC i have, my stone clays and such, but i don't use them except for plates etc which i will eventually get round to, again, when i wish to test my patience. it's really hard to get plates done nice and evenly, even with the help of molds :(
these colourful little water-based pens were a steal at only SGD$0.65 each! on top of that, i received a further 10% discount :O i found them at paper market at plaza sing, i asked the lady when the offer would end and she said it's on till the end of the month, which means what, this weekend?? i couldn't resist and got 10 different colours! you should see my actual thumb-nail, it's multi coloured now LOL i had no paper to test the colours on :X it's got a fine and normal sized nib on either end, very useful for mini works, i intend to use them on flowers, fruits, the orange ones on ebi/prawns....kyaaa so egg-citing! i would have bought more but, i already spent too much yesterday, on stuff i didn't feel i wanted to buy but ....would eventually have to get for the event.
the stackable trays are actually for plates i think, i also got the colourful box to display/store my items for TDA (two sizes for the two main scales i'll be selling), some clamps for mini woodwork/paperwork, liquid chalk marker cos....ionos, i can always find use for liquid chalk? :P and GIANT CORN OMNOMNOM!!! i always tease bf for picking out 'horse feed' cos he likes to buy oats, grains etc as snacks. i say he's gonna chew out his molars before he gets old! but i super duper looooove this puffed corn snack. YUMMEHH i also like to fool myself into thinking it's healthy (it's not, the sugar/starch content is pretty high i'm sure, real bad for a diabetic)......*bashful grin*
ANYWAY! on to my preparations for TDA 2011!
some of this might look familiar, the glass jars i got from Ikea for TDA 2009 but never really used it...the glass container holding the candy canes i made that year too....but the shopping trolley is somewhat new! bf got it for me from candylicious, it's oddly scaled, i think 1:10 maybe? whatever! SUPER CUTE!
kids, don't smoke mmkay.
and then there's this cute little 1:3 cup and saucer set from a random shop selling Japanese kawaii stuff (donno the name, it's near the escalator i think 2nd or 3rd floor plaza sing?)...they happened to have just the one set left, so i bought the cup and saucer. maybe i should have gotten the full set, but i still don't have a doll T-T Chun
and i were having a conversation about the cookies, and she wondered if it would work against a coffee cup like those mini cookies that usually accompany hot drinks?? KYAAA!~~! it does! see, i would never have thought of it -_-" silly me.
gave me a teaset that would be suitable for 1:4 when she visited us last year ^ ^ i always forget to use it cos i wrap it up so carefully in case i mess it up, but now that i'm trying to set up a display, it would have to come out of hiding! kekeke. here you can see the cookie in contrast with the cup. a tad big, but perfect as a normal cookie for MSD or YoSD dolls i think ^ ^ those macarons will be on sale too, i will be making more colours...wonder what would sell???
i had a coupla more items come in the mail and display sets i purchased, and foods i made...but my nose has been drippy all morning, i hope this is just another allergic reaction and not the very fashionable flu :O so i'll take more pictures as i progress on my tasks at hand.
next up, i think progress on the wholesale order list....got about 2 weeks max to deliver that LOL -_-"